Friday, June 20, 2008

Food Photography : Crispy and Spicy Potato

Here's my entry for CLICK June 2008 : Yellow for Bri. This month's CLICK is in honour of Briana Brownlow whose struggling to fight against breast cancer.

Kering Kentang

Camera : Canon EOS 350 D
Lens : 50 mm f/1.8
Lighting : natural daylight
Artist : Dita

Please do visit My Culina Sanctuarium for the recipe.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Homemade Play Dough

Who would have thought that you could make your own play dough!! We got this recipe from "The Best of Children : Art & Crafts" by Women Weekly *this is a very recommended book for crafting with children*.

Beads from homemade playdough

The ingredients can be found in your kitchen. This recipe may be used for jewellery making.

You will need :
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 cup salt
vegetable dye or food colouring
90 ml warm water
clear gloss enamel

Method :
1. Mix first 5 ingredients in bowl. Add warm water gradually until mixture can be kneaded into a stiff dough. Dust with flour to reduce stickiness.
2. Mixture may be rolled into balls for beads. Pierce each bead with a toothpick then gently make circular movements to increase the size of the hole. Allow to dry for a few days. Large beads take longer to dry.

Making homemade playdough Making homemade playdough

3. Holes should be checked after a day to see if they need punching. Paint if desired.

Paint the bead Paint the bead from homemade playdough

This recipe makes a reasonably smooth dough that retains colour when dry. If desired, coat beads with clear gloss enamel to bring out colour.

Artist : Dita & Arwen

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

IF Punchline

by : Pinot

Dee-Dee's mother and her friend are chatting
in the park under morning sunshine
and they're laughing
after sharing jokes with punchline

Previous stories :
- Forgotten
- Saved by a Baby

Artist : Pinot
Story : Dita
Software : CorelPainter X
Hardware : Drawing pad, marker, Wacom Intuos, MacPro

Monday, June 16, 2008

Kitchen Activity: Elmo Pizza

Monday, June 9, 2008

IF Forgotten :

by : Pinot

It seems baby Dee Dee's mother is too busy chatting
For a while baby Dee Dee is being forgotten
Fortunately baby Dee Dee is also busy playing
With his new friend, Brownie, that has just fallen.

Previous stories :
- Brownie is worry
- Saved by a Baby

Artist : Pinot
Story : Dita
Software : CorelPainter X
Hardware : Wacom Intuos, MacPro

Friday, June 6, 2008

IF Baby : Saved by a Baby

From the sky, Brownie the dog is falling
In a stroller below, baby Dee-Dee is waiting
Help Brownie to get a soft and safe landing
(to be continued)

Previous story here.

Artist : Pinot
Software : Photoshop
Hardware : Drawing pad, marker, scanner and MacBook

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Stuffed Animals

Lil' creature

I have some leftover IKEA fabrics from our mural project *I always heart IKEA fabrics*. I thought it's gonna be cute to made some decoration elements to decorate our apartment.

I made this project with the girls. They really had so much fun and excited of course, because they have new toys and so many colorful dolls now.

All stuffed animals made by handstitching.

Bird Cage 2 Lil' creatures

Artist : Dita
Fabrics : IKEA

Mural Day

Mural : Tree and Birds

Friday is....
...a free day...
a weekend day
...a day where we can do everything we want to do...
a fun day
...a creative day...

Friday makes us wanna have some fun!

Last Friday, we were going crazy and had some fun idea to decorate our new apartment. We just couldn't stand to see the plain wall :P. So, we decided to do some works on it.

We cut and paste the fabric and then lining it with poster paints. All fabrics are from IKEA....ohhh how we love IKEA! *who doesn't eh?*.


Last Friday was...
a Mural Day!!